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Selecting and formatting paragraphs

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{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} In this movie, I'll show you how to format paragraphs of type inside of Photoshop,

Selecting and formatting paragraphs

Alt Backspace trick on multiple layers. And now I'll press the Enter key, or press Shift up arrow, to take the value up to 110%, and the Return key on a Mac to highlight the font name.

press the keypad Enter key a couple of times in order to accept that change. In this movie, I'll show you how to format paragraphs of type inside of Photoshop, And I'll go ahead and enter in myriad the entries word and its anyone's guess which And we end up with these nicely formatted paragraphs. including how to format multiple text layers at the same time. of the many myriad prostyles Photoshop is going to land on here. But, you can change the style by pressing the Tab key again to advanced to So once again, I'll press Control 0, or Command 0 on the Mac, to center my zoom, Now those of you with a discerning eye will notice that we've got a little bit of the style option and just tapping the letter R for a problem with u overrunning her underarm. and then I'll zoom in so I can see both of these blocks of area type which, nowadays, regular, and then tap over to the size value and change it to 19 like so.

Photoshop also calls paragraph text.

And on further reflection, And notice that all of those modifications are applied to both of And if you want to format multiple text layers at a time, all you have to I decided I really wanted to wrap the text like so, along the contours of that arm. And I'll show you how to do exactly that in the next movie. the selected layers. do is click on one of the text layers and then Shift click on the other one. If you want to select a range of layers, for example, or if you wanted to Next I'll bring up my character panel by clicking on this little panel icon up there in the options bar. select multiple non-adjacent layers, then you would press the Control key, or And notice this value right there. the Command key on the Mac, and click on some portion of the layer, It looks like leading if you've never seen the word before, but it's leading, and not the thumbnail because that'll generate a selection, but rather over here, on the right hand side of the layer. it's the amount of space between each baseline. So the baseline is the imaginary line upon which each character rests. So that's a Control click, or a Command click on the Mac, and then, if you want to turn a layer off, you Control click or Command click on it again. And the distance between one baseline and its neighbor is the leading. By default it's set to auto, which is 120% of the type-size value. Anyway, I just want to see these two top text layers selected, and I'm going to go ahead and override that value by clicking on that little icon, now let's make some modifications here. the one of the A on top of the A, and changing that value to 21, like so. First thing I want to do is make the text black. And then finally, I'll click on the numerical diet layer by itself, and And I'm going to do that by clicking on the little color swatch up here in the options bar. I'll go ahead and And then I'll drag the little circle down to the lower left corner of the color field, and click OK. right align the text by clicking on this icon up here in the Options bar. And you have to do that by the way, you can't use that Option Delete or All right, that takes care of the big modifications. Alt Backspace trick on multiple layers. However, I want to organize this text a little differently. And now I'll press the Enter key, or If we take a look at the final version of Pout magazine, I'll zoom in here, the Return key on a Mac to highlight the font name. you can see the numerical diet is serving is kind of headline and And I'll go ahead and enter in myriad the entries word and its anyone's guess which then learn to eat without swallowing is a subhead. So we need to format the first three words differently by setting them inside of of the many myriad prostyles Photoshop is going to land on here. But, you can change the style by pressing the Tab key again to advanced to an independent paragraph. the style option and just tapping the letter R for So, I'll switch back to our document at hand, regular, and then tap over to the size value and change it to 19 like so. and I'll click right there right in front of the word learn, and I'll press the Backspace key, that's the Delete key on the Mac, and then press the Enter or Return key in order to knock that text onto a new line. Now I want to select the top paragraph. You may recall to select an entire word, you double click on it, to select an entire line of type, you triple click on it, and to select an entire paragraph of type, you click four times, one, two, three, four. And I find that it helps to count it out, and by the way, not click too quickly because otherwise if you click one, two, three, four, five times, you'll end up selecting all the text inside the frame. So, again one, two, three, four to get that entire paragraph, and now I'm going to apply some further modifications. Now because I have text selected, I can't just press the Enter key. In order to select the font option, appear in the Options bar. So I've got a click and I'm actually going to change the type style, by clicking on the down pointing arrow head, and I'll select Bold Condensed this time around. And you may or may not see all these styles by the way, but you should see Bold Condensed. And then I'll press Control Shift Alt Period a couple of times here, that would be Command Shift Option Period on he Mac, in order to increase the type size value to 39 points. And I'm going to adjust the leading from the keyboard, by pressing Alt down arrow, or Option down arrow on a Mac, in order to increase the space between the lines of type. If you want to decrease the space, you press Alt up arrow, or Option up arrow on a Mac, and if you want to apply bigger changes, then you press Control Alt down arrow, that's Command Option down arrow on the Mac, or Control Alt arrow, that's Command Option up arrow on a Mac. All right, I'm going to press Control Alt down arrow, and then I'm going to bring up my character panel by pressing Control T, or Command T on a Mac, and I can see that my leading value is now 37 points, that's too much. So I'll go ahead and select it, and I'll knock that value down to 32 points, then press the Enter key on the numerical keypad a couple of times to accept that change. Now I want to apply that same exact modification to Make Him Love You. So we'll click in front of the I and N, and I'll press Backspace and then Enter, that would be Delete and then Return on a Mac, in order to create a new paragraph. Now quadruple click on Make Him Love You to go ahead and select that. Now Photoshop does include paragraph styles, and we'll discuss them in an upcoming chapter, but for now, I'm just going to go ahead and apply those same modifications manually because frankly, this one type treatment isn't worth creating a style. So I'll click on the word regular here inside the character panel, and I'll just type in bold, and that gives me bold condensed automatically, then I'll tab to the Type Size value, change it to 39, I'll take that leading value up to 32 points. And you know what? I'm going to press Tab a few times here, to advance to this guy, which is the Horizontally Scale value because I want to increase the width of my characters just a little bit, they're too narrow at this point. So you can stretch the characters if you want, and I'm going to do so by pressing Shift up arrow and as you can see, that makes the text a little wider. If it ends up knocking the text on too many lines, as in my case, then you can hover over that right handle until you see the double arrow cursor and just go ahead and drag that frame out until the text wraps on three lines. And you know what? I need to do the same thing for the other headline. So I'll press the Enter key on the numerical keypad, in order to accept that modification. Scroll up a little bit, quadruple click inside that first paragraph,

select that horizontally scale value, and go ahead and press Shift up arrow, to take the value up to 110%, and press the keypad Enter key a couple of times in order to accept that change. So I'll go ahead and select it, and I'll knock that value down to 32 points, then press the Enter key on And we end up with these nicely formatted paragraphs. the numerical keypad a couple of times to accept that change.

Now those of you with a discerning eye will notice that we've got a little bit of Now I want to apply that same exact modification to Make Him Love You. a problem with u overrunning her underarm. So we'll click in front of the I and N, and I'll press Backspace and then Enter, And on further reflection, that would be Delete and then Return on a Mac, in order to create a new paragraph. I decided I really wanted to wrap the text like so, along the contours of that arm. Now quadruple click on Make Him Love You to go ahead and select that. And I'll show you how to do exactly that in the next movie. Now Photoshop does include paragraph styles, and we'll discuss them in an upcoming chapter, but for now, I'm just going to go ahead and apply those same modifications manually because frankly, this one type treatment isn't worth creating a style. So I'll click on the word regular here inside the character panel, and I'll just type in bold, and that gives me bold condensed automatically, then I'll tab to the Type Size value, change it to 39, I'll take that leading value up to 32 points. And you know what? I'm going to press Tab a few times here, to advance to this guy, which is the Horizontally Scale value because I want to increase the width of my characters just a little bit, they're too narrow at this point. So you can stretch the characters if you want, and I'm going to do so by pressing Shift up arrow and as you can see, that makes the text a little wider. If it ends up knocking the text on too many lines, as in my case, then you can hover over that right handle until you see the double arrow cursor and just go ahead and drag that frame out until the text wraps on three lines. And you know what? I need to do the same thing for the other headline. So I'll press the Enter key on the numerical keypad, in order to accept that modification. Scroll up a little bit, quadruple click inside that first paragraph, select that horizontally scale value, and go ahead and press Shift up arrow, to take the value up to 110%, and press the keypad Enter key a couple of times in order to accept that change. And we end up with these nicely formatted paragraphs.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

123 video lessons · 11538 viewers

Deke McClelland
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 1h 1m
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Content-Aware Fill and Color Adaptation (CC 2014) NEW
      7m 44s
    3. Combining two layers with a layer mask (CC 2014) NEW
      5m 37s
    4. Content-aware healing (CC 2014) NEW
      10m 17s
    5. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    6. Using Content-Aware Patch UPDATED
      7m 17s
    7. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch UPDATED
      3m 45s
    8. Using the Content-Aware Move tool UPDATED
      7m 41s
    9. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    10. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    11. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    12. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 12m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text UPDATED
      8m 8s
    3. Font and type style tricks UPDATED
      7m 58s
    4. Type size and color tricks UPDATED
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters UPDATED
      8m 9s
    6. Creating and editing area text UPDATED
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs UPDATED
      6m 50s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path UPDATED
      5m 34s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements UPDATED
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting and modifying path outlines (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 5s
    6. Isolating selected layers (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 39s
    7. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones UPDATED
      6m 31s
    8. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes UPDATED
      8m 49s
    9. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    10. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    11. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer UPDATED
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document UPDATED
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web UPDATED
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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